Duduk & Piano: The Sounds of Magic
The enchanting sounds of Armenian duduk and piano are back by popular demand on this beautiful Saturday evening at Small World Centre.
Café Duduk is a musical adventure that was inspired by a love for Armenian duduk music. Duduk player Sar Kamler and pianist Viktor Kott combine their talents to present enchanting sounds of duduk and piano in this romantic July evening. The evening will feature performances by special guests Raisa Orshansky and Patrick O'Reilly.
The duduk (/du:ˈdu:k/ doo-DOOK; or “tsiranapogh” in Armenian meaning “apricot-made wind instrument”), is an ancient Armenian double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood. It is indigenous to Armenia, however variations of the Armenian duduk appear throughout the Caucasus and Middle East.
Having existed for around 1,200 years, this double-reed wind instrument is characterized by a warm, soft, slightly nasal timbre, with a rawness that draws parallels to the human voice. It is a stunning, soulful, and emotionally powerful instrument that speaks to everyone in some way, no matter what their race, color, or religious beliefs are.
The duduk has been on UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2008.
Here are some of the experiences attendees have shared.
Amazing performance! Virtuoso musicians and great repertoire! Nice authentic atmosphere at the venue! Very interactive show with lots of interesting facts about Armenian musical culture, nice sound- and - lights touch, exceptional contribution of invited guest musicians! Great sense of humour from all the performers! Outstanding musicale!!!
One of the best live performances we've ever attended! Everything from the talent to the song selection and the venue was perfect!
The Magical Musical Night!
This was a phenomenal experience with amazing improvisations of Armenian and other cultural melodies and songs. Armen was spectacular at giving insight before every piece that has been played. 2 hours non-stop of magical and unforgettable musical night. Enjoyed it very much and can't wait for their next event to attend!